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Isham W. Perkins aka C.C. Dasham (January 30, 1900 - June 15, 1976)

Buried: Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA

The torment and loneliness of homosexuality in a more repressive era is palpably evoked in the intense diary of Jeb Alexander aka Carter Newman Bealer. Jeb, who was an editor in a government office in Washington, D.C., bequeathed to his nephew Ina Russell 50 volumes of diaries from which she distilled Jeb and Dash: A Diary of Gay Life, 1918-1945. Extending from the WWI armistice to the stock market crash to the defeat of fascism, this gracefully written diary includes myriad impressions of topical events and people. However, the unifying thread is Jeb's love affairs, including his longtime relationship with C. C. Dasham aka Isham W. Perkins, a state department employee. They probably met in 1925 when Dash moved to Washington to work as Librarian. Jeb worked for many years as an Editor of government publications. He was a great lover of literature and the theatre, and left a large collection to the Washington and Lee Library. At the library, he probably met Dash. Dash retired in 1967, 2 years after Jeb’s death and moved to Florida.
Together from 1925 to 1965: 40 years.
Carter Newman Bealer (October 17, 1899 - May 11, 1965)
Isham W. Perkins (January 30, 1900 - June 15, 1976)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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At Fort Lincoln Cemetery (3401 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD 20722) is buried Carter Newman Bealer (1899-1965), also known as Jeb Alexander. The torment and loneliness of homosexuality in a more repressive era is palpably evoked in the intense diary of Jeb Alexander. Jeb, who was an editor in a government office in Washington, D.C., bequeathed to his nephew Ina Russell 50 volumes of diaries from which she distilled “Jeb and Dash: A Diary of Gay Life, 1918-1945.” Extending from the WWI armistice to the stock market crash to the defeat of fascism, this gracefully written diary includes myriad impressions of topical events and people. But the unifying thread is Jeb's love affairs, including his long time relationship with C. C. Dasham aka Isham W. Perkins, a state department employee. They probably met in 1925 when Dash moved to Washington to work as Librarian. They were together for 40 years, from 1925 to 1965. Dash retired in 1967, 2 years after Jeb’s death and moved to Florida. Perkins is buried at Henderson City Cemetery (Henderson, TN 38340).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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